Let’s enrich tomorrow.
Enrich your tomorrow by being involved in the life of your community college.
Enjoy programs monthly during the year and volunteer opportunities within the college and the community as part of Life Enrichment, an educational, entertaining and cultural program tailored to today’s busy lifestyles.
Life Enrichment meets the first Tuesday of every month starting at 9 a.m. A light breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. on these regular meetings. Other activities will be scheduled as opportunities arise. Annual membership in the program is $25.
Speakers present on a broad range of topics and past performers have included singers, storytellers, and skits.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 meeting
Join us for coffee & a light breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the 2000 Bldg. (Hubbard Welcome Center) - Clifford/Stone Community Room
9 a.m. - Brad Newby, a Butler alum, will share his story about designing and 3D printing low-cost, high-functioning prosthetic hands. In August, he presented a research paper on his hand at the International Design Engineering Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
10 a.m. - “Women Soldiers of the Civil War” by Diane Eickhoff. During the Civil War, hundreds of women cut their hair and donned men’s clothing to report for duty to Union and Confederate Army recruiters. Others served as scouts and spies or rode with their husbands and brothers in service. The presentation will explore how and why a fascinating group of women defied cultural norms to become soldiers, especially during a time when there was great emphasis on women’s and men’s separate roles in society.
“Women Soldiers of the Civil War” is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Kansas Stories Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that examine our shared human experience—our innovations, culture, heritage, and conflicts.